Head of Division:(Late)Professor Alan Flisher / Astrid Berg (Acting)
The clinical services associated with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are offered in the following units: Outpatient Unit; Consultation-Liaison Unit; Outreach Unit: Parent-infant Mental Health Service; and Therapeutic Learning. Training is provided for psychiatric registrars and clinical psychology interns. In addition, the Division offers a two-year M. Phil. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) degree, which leads to registration as a sub-specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the Health Professions Council of SA. In addition, staff members in the Division are supervising about 2o candidates for Masters or doctoral degrees. Research interests of Division staff include adolescent and infant mental health, suicidality, mental health services research and behavioural manifestations of HIV infection. An interdepartmental Adolescent Health Research Institute (AHRI) has been established in the Schools of Adult Clinical Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health, and Public Health and Family Medicine (Director: Professor Alan Flisher).